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Tweet The sudden interest in non-USA market automobiles are on the rise – again. We will be looking into the importation of cars that were once “forbidden fruit” thanks to Federal regulations and Customs law. In the meantime, one can … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern I grew up at the right time – the Malaise Era, to be exact. The industry was in the midst of change. Some of it was instigated by the oil-producing nations across the ocean. … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern It’s tough when you give a publication “first rights” to a vehicle subject. It’s even tougher when those vehicles are headline grabbers…and are superb! This is the story of this batch “As Published Elsewhere” … Continue reading
Tweet Murray The Cop – All Photos by Randy Stern/Victory & Reseda On April 13th of 2011, this site received a major boost with the arrival of its first vehicle. This vehicle would open up the floodgates in publishing reviews … Continue reading
Tweet 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R Design – All Photos by Randy Stern Volvo’s winning streak continues. There seems to be stopping them now! After the latest XC90 compiled enough awards and kudos to fill up a trophy room … Continue reading
Tweet Well, duh… – All Photos by Randy Stern Another editorial year has ended. Thank whoever is above… But, it was not without its highlights. As I thumb through all of the vehicles I worked with during the past 12-13 … Continue reading
Tweet The scores have been tabulated. The votes counted. There is one more thing to do here… Announce the winner of #VOTY17. Before we do so, here is how #VOTY17 shaped up.
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Over the years, there had been some #VOTY polls that were really good. Others had you scratch your heads. The reality is that there are five finalists up for your vote – affectionately known … Continue reading
Tweet There’s more to show from The Nomadic Tire‘s Kevin Tran! While the review of the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country did not originally appear on here, Tran was still interested in capturing this big Swedish wagon’s essence. We reconvened … Continue reading
Tweet 2008 Volvo V70. Photo by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda Throwback Review of the 2008 Volvo V70 There is a balance between stereotyping and iconography. The stereotype for driving a car such as a Volvo is it screams … Continue reading